54 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

54 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Chester, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Warwick, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Oxford, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Bibury, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Bristol, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Clovelly, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Mousehole, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Polperro, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Amesbury, United Kingdom
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland — 2 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): hit the road with Celtic Rider, contemplate the long history of Powerscourt Gardens and House, then surround yourself with nature on Vagabond Tours, and finally walk around St Stephens Green. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, then admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery of Photography, and finally wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary builder app.

Istanbul, Turkey to Dublin is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Istanbul in June: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Belfast.
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Belfast, United Kingdom — 2 nights

A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
On the 3rd (Fri), see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic and then examine the collection at Titanic Belfast. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Ulster Museum, then gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights, then steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, and finally take a stroll through Cathedral Quarter.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Belfast trip builder.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Belfast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll set off for Glasgow on the 5th (Sun).
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Glasgow Cathedral, then look for all kinds of wild species at Strathblane Falconry, and then relax and float downstream with Pinkston Watersports. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, then explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, and finally take a stroll through Buchanan Street.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Glasgow trip planner.

You can fly from Belfast to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 7th (Tue), you're off to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 7th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle and then kick back and relax at Gullane Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and finally take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh travel tool.

Drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. You'll set off for Newcastle upon Tyne on the 9th (Thu).
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom — 1 night

Student City

One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
On the 9th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Victoria Tunnel and then take a stroll through Quayside.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Newcastle upon Tyne trip planner.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Newcastle upon Tyne can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You'll set off for York on the 10th (Fri).
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York, United Kingdom — 2 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of York Minster and then take a stroll through York Shambles. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at The York Army Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, then identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, and finally hike along Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast Walk.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the York online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Newcastle upon Tyne to York by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, daily temperatures in York can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll set off for Blackpool on the 12th (Sun).
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Blackpool, United Kingdom — 1 night

Seaside Resort that Never Sleeps

Over 12 million people visit Blackpool each year, making it Britain’s top holiday resort and one of its most visited cities overall, second only to London.
On the 12th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at The Blackpool Tower, then experience the excitement of Coral Island Blackpool, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Blackpool Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Blackpool sightseeing app.

You can drive from York to Blackpool in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Blackpool are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Manchester.
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Get some historical perspective at Manchester Cathedral and Lyme Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore Manchester Art Gallery and Science and Industry Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Saltaire Village in Shipley (about 1h 5 min away). There's much more to do: learn from the experts at Parthian Climbing, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Manchester Town Hall, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Manchester online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Blackpool to Manchester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Liverpool.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, then examine the collection at The Beatles Story, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liverpool Cathedral, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at West Kirby Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Liverpool trip maker app.

Getting from Manchester to Liverpool by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Liverpool sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will leave for Chester on the 18th (Sat).
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Chester, United Kingdom — 1 night

Chester is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chester Cathedral, then stroll around Grosvenor Museum, then explore the activities along River Dee, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at WellnessCity Spa.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Chester travel route planner.

Drive from Liverpool to Chester in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Chester can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 19th (Sun), you're off to Sheffield.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom — 1 night

Greenest City in England

A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): tee off at The Hallowes Golf Club, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sheffield online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Chester to Sheffield in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will leave for Nottingham on the 20th (Mon).
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Nottingham, United Kingdom — 1 night

Queen of the Midlands

With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Nottingham Castle, then relax and rejuvenate at Eden Hall Day Spa, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nottingham road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Sheffield to Nottingham takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel to Birmingham.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom — 2 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Black Country Living Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then push the limits with Flatout Factory. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Cadbury World, then steep yourself in history at Birmingham Back to Backs, then visit Gas Street Basin, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Birmingham road trip site.

Getting from Nottingham to Birmingham by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Birmingham are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel to Warwick.
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Warwick, United Kingdom — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Charlecote Park, then take a stroll through Hatton Country World, and then don't miss a visit to Church of St Michael.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Warwick trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Birmingham to Warwick in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Warwick are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 24th (Fri), you'll travel to Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom — 1 night

Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. On the 24th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at The MAD Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, then trek along Walk to Broadway Tower, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Stratford-upon-Avon trip builder.

Stratford-upon-Avon is just a stone's throw from Warwick. In June, daily temperatures in Stratford-upon-Avon can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will leave for Oxford on the 25th (Sat).
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Oxford, United Kingdom — 2 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): sample the fine beverages at The Oxford Artisan Distillery, then learn more about the world around you at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, then contemplate the long history of Blenheim Palace, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, see the interesting displays at Pitt Rivers Museum, explore the historical opulence of Christ Church Cathedral, then look for all kinds of wild species at UK Wolf Conservation Trust, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Oxford road trip planning site.

Getting from Stratford-upon-Avon to Oxford by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Stratford-upon-Avon in June, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Oxford. You'll set off for Bibury on the 27th (Mon).
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Bibury, United Kingdom — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa 6, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then admire the striking features of Arlington Row.

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Traveling by car from Oxford to Bibury takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Bibury, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. You'll set off for Cheltenham on the 28th (Tue).
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom — 1 night

Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Tewkesbury Abbey, visit Montpellier District, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cheltenham travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Bibury to Cheltenham takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Cheltenham sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 29th (Wed), you're off to Cardiff.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom — 2 nights

City of Castles

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
On the 29th (Wed), head outdoors with Bay Island Voyages, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then kick back and relax at Rest Bay Beach. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle, then examine the collection at Big Pit National Coal Museum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Sgwd yr Eira.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cardiff trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Cheltenham to Cardiff by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cardiff are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 1st (Fri), you'll travel to Bristol.
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Bristol, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Bristol Cathedral, examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain, then take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mary Redcliffe Church, explore the fascinating underground world of Cheddar Gorge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary & All Saints, and finally take in the waterfront at Weston-Super-Mare Beach.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bristol trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cardiff to Bristol takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll travel to Bath.
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Bath, United Kingdom — 1 night

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at American Museum & Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at West of England Falconry, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bath trip builder.

Drive from Bristol to Bath in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Mon) before leaving for Clovelly.
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Clovelly, United Kingdom — 1 night

Clovelly is a small village in the Torridge district of Devon, England. On the 4th (Mon), stroll through Hartland Abbey & Gardens and then make a trip to Hartland Quay.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Clovelly trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Bath to Clovelly takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. On the 5th (Tue), you're off to Mousehole.
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Mousehole, United Kingdom — 1 night

Mousehole is a village and fishing port in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Merry Maidens and then don't miss a visit to Mousehole Harbour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mousehole trip itinerary website.

Drive from Clovelly to Mousehole in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll set off for Polperro on the 6th (Wed).
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Polperro, United Kingdom — 1 night

Polperro is a village and fishing harbour on the south-east Cornwall coast in the south west of England, within the civil parish of Lansallos.Polperro, through which runs the River Pol, is 7 miles east of Fowey and 4 miles west of the neighbouring town of Looe and 25mi west of the major city and naval port of Plymouth. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling & Fishing and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Polperro trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Mousehole to Polperro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Kingsbridge on the 7th (Thu).
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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom — 1 night

Kingsbridge is a market town and tourist hub in the South Hams district of Devon, England, with a population of 6,116 at the 2011 census. On the 7th (Thu), stroll through Challaborough Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bigbury-on-Sea Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kingsbridge trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Polperro to Kingsbridge in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You will leave for Bournemouth on the 8th (Fri).
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): kick back and relax at Hengistbury Head Beach and then stroll through Bournemouth Beach. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle, learn about all things military at The Tank Museum, and then kick back and relax at Weymouth Beach.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bournemouth road trip planner.

You can drive from Kingsbridge to Bournemouth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Bournemouth are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll travel to Amesbury.
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Amesbury, United Kingdom — 1 night

On the 10th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Wilton House, delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Stonehenge Public Access Footpath, and finally explore the ancient world of Durrington Walls.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Amesbury trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bournemouth to Amesbury in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Amesbury are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Brighton and Hove.
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom — 3 nights

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Brighton Beach, then admire the striking features of Royal Pavilion, then make a trip to The Lanes, and finally get in on the family fun at Brighton Palace Pier.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Brighton and Hove road trip planning website.

You can drive from Amesbury to Brighton and Hove in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In July in Brighton and Hove, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 14th (Thu), you're off to Canterbury.
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Canterbury, United Kingdom — 1 night

Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Canterbury Cathedral, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then kick back and relax at Dymchurch Beach. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Deal Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Stone Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Viking Bay, and finally examine the collection at The Micro Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Canterbury online travel planner.

Drive from Brighton and Hove to Canterbury in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get some cultural insight at The British Museum and Natural History Museum. Take a break from the city and head to BrakeAway Bike Tours and Speed Boats Tours. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read London vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Canterbury to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will leave for Colchester on the 19th (Tue).
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Colchester, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Colchester is an historic market town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester in the county of Essex.At the time of the census in 2011, it had a population of 121,859, marking a considerable rise from the previous census and with considerable development since 2001 and ongoing building plans; it has been named as one of Britain's fastest growing towns. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): stroll through Walton On The Naze beach and then kick back and relax at Frinton on Sea Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Flatford Mill, admire the masterpieces at The Munnings Art Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Colchester Castle Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Clacton-on-Sea Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Colchester trip planner.

Getting from London to Colchester by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Colchester sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 21st (Thu), you're off to Cambridge.
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Cambridge, United Kingdom — 2 nights

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, brush up on your military savvy at IWM Duxford, then explore the activities along The River Cam, and finally contemplate the long history of Jesus College. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at University of Cambridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at King's College Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum, then do a tasting at Cambridgeshire Wine School, and finally steep yourself in history at Trinity College.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, use the Cambridge road trip planning site.

You can drive from Colchester to Cambridge in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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